Kevin De Bruyne has just over 18 months left on his current Manchester City contract.
The Belgian has cemented himself as the best attacking midfielder in the Premier League currently one of the greatest of all time.
So, it would seem obvious that Man City want to tie De Bruyne down to a new deal as soon as possible to fend off any potential transfer interest which may come next summer.
However, contract talks between City and the 32-year-old are said to be on hold for the time being.
The Daily Star reports that City are yet to open talks with De Bruyne as they wait for him to recover from a long-term hamstring injury. He is not expected to be back in action until 2024 so negotiations have been placed on hold.
It is added that the hierarchy at Man City are reportedly set to wait to see if the Belgium international can recover effectively and continue to produce excellent numbers